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    On the other hand, we're taking considerable...

    On the other hand, we're taking considerable measures to slow transmission to a level our health system can handle without playing constant death-stakes triage in the lobby, in a way that we usually...
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    My "side" (didn't realize I had one?) is not...

    My "side" (didn't realize I had one?) is not trying to pass anything, this is already the law. If you want to change the way international treaties are negotiated, good luck trying. The baboon is...
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    So you want us obsessively enforce national...

    Reservations should not have a special status anyway. Indians should pay all the taxes regular Americans pay, and not have any special treatment before the law.
    So-called "tribal sovereignty" is a...
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    This will land in the Supreme Court to decide. I...

    This will land in the Supreme Court to decide. I wonder what they will decide?
  5. Poll: I get seasick easily if I can't go up on deck,...

    I get seasick easily if I can't go up on deck, so...
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    It seems odd to praise capitalism in an ode for a...

    So, uh, they didn't take any government money, or use any research generated by public universities to accomplish this feat? That's pretty stupid of them, why wouldn't you use all available resources...
  7. Are you conflating "objective" with "real"? If...

    Are you conflating "objective" with "real"? If so, why? Human constructs are always subjective, but they are also real. I am not stating a fact when I say that abortion is a moral evil. But you are...
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    So, uh, they didn't take any government money, or...

    The profit motive will find a way.[/QUOTE]

    So, uh, they didn't take any government money, or use any research generated by public universities to accomplish this feat? That's pretty stupid of...
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    Biden hasn't been in the news much lately.

    Biden hasn't been in the news much lately.
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    Well,yes. Her core market is dumb people. But...

    Well,yes. Her core market is dumb people. But presumably the article we're discussing isn't aimed at that same group.
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    I'm baffled as to why anyone would think Rhonda...

    I'm baffled as to why anyone would think Rhonda Byrne is a "spiritual guru" or a "decent human being" in the first place, unless they have not seen or read her work at all. Her philosopophy is not...
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    My boyfriend has been trying to learn how to make...

    My boyfriend has been trying to learn how to make puns. It isn't sewing gel.
  13. Books are inherently political objects, and they...

    It lends divine weight to human words. How could that end well?[/QUOTE]

    If the book happened to be one that did not include passages that encouraged its followers to engage in practices that...
  14. Alas, Bibliolaters are immune to perception of...

    It lends divine weight to human words. How could that end well?[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, there's that... and then there's the fact that even the most-worshiped book in America calls book worship "idolatry"...
  15. It lends divine weight to human words. How could...

    It lends divine weight to human words. How could that end well?
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    Poll: I'm lucky to be in a job that can be done...

    I'm lucky to be in a job that can be done remotely. I am expecting to take a hit in terms of overtime pay if the Fall term sees low enrollment, but unless things get very bad my job won't be in...
  17. Well, we were.

    This is starting to sound a little obvious, but at the same time, technical terms are being used that have specific, if not upfront meanings.

    So I went here. And after browsing through it, I know...
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    I'm on board for that. She was my favorite of the...

    I'm on board for that. She was my favorite of the more moderate candidates while campaigning.
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    Very true, and I'm extremely concerned about...

    On-line learning is a good option. But there is the issue of equal access. Not all kids have high speed internet at home. The haves's can finish high school while the have not's won't. Perhaps the...
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    We're already exploring an all-online possibility...

    Massachusetts hasn't shut the school year down yet, three weeks off so far, but I expect that they will.

    My daughter is going nuts. She is a senior and has been accepted into a college for the...
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    What "needs" to be done, and how?

    How do you get a "demand" from "needs"?[/QUOTE]

    Exactly. What he said.[/QUOTE]

    What "needs" to be done, and how?
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    What exactly are you requesting, then, when you...

    You can't just demand that people agree with your message in the name of unity and stability. Centrist Democrats have had more than a decade to implement their ideas, while conditions in the nation...
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    You can't just demand that people agree with your...

    You can't just demand that people agree with your message in the name of unity and stability. Centrist Democrats have had more than a decade to implement their ideas, while conditions in the nation...
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    I definitely don't think Bernie is going to just...

    Why?? :confused:[/QUOTE]

    Because it's over. Biden has won. He currently has more than 1.6 million more votes than Sanders. He has massive leads in ohio and Florida (the next two states). Time...
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    I always wished they would delay store opening...

    I always wished they would delay store opening another two hours, when I was a stocker. It is not a pleasant or even always safe job to do at the same time as serving customers. Funny how in some...
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